July 10, 2007

Olive Bread - Gluten, Dairy & Egg Free

A long time food blogger, Karina of Karina's Kitchen: Recipes from a {gluten free} goddess, has been diagnosed with a multitude of food allergies in addition to having Celiac Disease. Gluten Free By The Bay is hosting a Cooking for Karina blogging event so that we can help her with recipes that will encompass not only her need for gluten free food, but also her new food allergies.

For the food event, I chose to make Olive Bread. It is a gluten, dairy and egg free bread filled with black olives, rosemary and minced garlic. I hope she enjoys it.


1 cup brown rice flour
3/4 cup sweet rice flour
3/4 cup arrowroot starch
1/2 cup buckwheat flour
1 package dry yeast
1 tsp sea salt
1 Tb dried rosemary
2 tsp minced garlic
1 1/4 cup water, divided
3 Tb agave syrup
4 Tb olive oil
1 Tb agar agar
1/2 cup sliced black olives

1. In a small bowl, pour in the dry yeast and 1/2 cup of warm water (110 degrees F). Allow the yeast to soften.

2. In another small bowl, pour in the agar agar and 1/4 cup of water. Place in the microwave and heat for approximately 30 seconds or until the agar agar becomes a gel.

3. In a large bowl, toss in all the flours, salt and rosemary and stir together.

4. Pour in the yeast and water mixture, the agar agar gel and agave syrup and stir together. Pour in the rest of the water (1/2 cup) and the olive oil and stir. Toss in the garlic and olives, then stir together.

5. Place the dough in a warm location to rise for approximately 2 hours.

6. Scrape the dough into a parchment paper lined 9 x 5 bread pan and allow to rise for 1 hour.

7. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Brush olive oil over the top of the loaf, then bake for 35 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.

How did it taste? Hearty and satisfying. It was wonderful with butter and a glass of red wine.


Karina Allrich said...

Hey Sheltie Girl!

This bread looks wonderful. I will definitely give it a try. I love the combo of olives and garlic. [What's not to love?]

Thank you so much for sharing this fab [allergen-free] bread recipe - you are a sweetie!



Sheltie Girl said...

Karina - Thank you for the kind words. I hope you find all the new foods that will love you with your new allergies.

Sheltie Girl

angela said...

Hello. I just tried this recipe and have a few questions. In the 3 hours of prepping the dough according to the recipe, it didn't rise at all. Do you think that something went wrong with the yeast?
Also not sure what the consistency is supposed to be once done baking - it's a little dense and gooey still, so we put it in the oven for even longer, but still the same results.
Flavor is great, but just need some advice about the consistency. Thanks!